May 30, 2008

Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!


Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Fun with bubbles. Spent a few minutes with the girl spreading a fine mist of soap(?) on my parents front lawn today. What is in those bubble bottles anyway? It was good fun.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 30 May 08, 6.22PM CDT.

May 29, 2008

Day of Action


Day of Action, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Curly Mousseau quietly stood off in the background by himself with his flag during the couple of hours I spent at today's Aboriginal Day of Protest. He told me he tries to go to as many gatherings as he can across the country with the flag which originally belonged to his cousin Ruby. He carries it in her honour years after she passed away.

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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 29 May 08, 1.25PM CDT.

May 26, 2008

Off the beaten path


Off the beaten path, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

The end of a special weekend and a nice romp through our favorite place. The girl was reunited with her favorite person (yes I know my place), she spent much time following close behind or contentedly in A's arms. It was good.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 26 May 08, 11.52PM CDT.

May 25, 2008

Dandelion Park


Dandelion Park, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Our first Teddy Bear Picnic was a low key affair. Too many kids and big scary mascots kept the girl in the wagon. Of course she desides on the way to the car that she wants to run around. The field of yellow flowers was a nice distraction. Does dandelion pollen stain?

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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 25 May 08, 6.58PM CDT.

May 24, 2008

Mvc @ Redwood + McPhillips


Mvc @ Redwood + McPhillips, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Emergency crews are at the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Redwood Avenue
near McPhillips Street.

There are reports that three people were seriously hurt.

The collision occurred around 4:35 p.m. A red pickup truck heading west at a
high speed smashed into a large truck that was parked on Redwood, witnesses
said.

Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 24 May 08, 5.36PM CDT.

May 23, 2008

Reflections


Reflections, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

While the little girl had some "buckle time!" with her car seat I looked off into nothing for a few seconds. Coming to, I realized the setting sun was nicely placed in the car window.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 23 May 08, 9.55PM CDT.

May 19, 2008

Cloudy day


Cloudy day, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

The muddy path and girly screams of "Up! Up!" meant that our day at Fort Whyte Alive was going to be OK at best.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 19 May 08, 10.06PM CDT.

May 17, 2008

The Skymaster


The Skymaster, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Made a quick stop at the Buffalo BBQ Carnival organized by the Optimist Club. Very high winds and it a little rain that started when I was getting into the car to leave.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 17 May 08, 1.05PM CDT.

May 16, 2008

Cool bag lady


Cool bag lady, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Got the opportunity to meet a woman in Niverville who makes messenger bags using old cloth. She also donates all the money to the UN's effort in Darfur.

Will update with her blog address later. (when I'm not driving.)
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UPDATE: Well this was a great assignment, I had a lot of fun visiting with the cool bag lady. She runs a small daycare out of her home and got the idea about six months ago to do this project. I think I will be donating quit a bit to her bags4darfur project.... these will make great gifts.

Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 16 May 08, 2.12PM CDT.


May 15, 2008

Fatal house fire


Fatal house fire, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

A woman who was also reportedly deaf fell victim to a house fire on Niagara an hour ago.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 15 May 08, 10.36AM CDT.

May 14, 2008

Water taxi = summer


Water taxi = summer, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Our infamous water taxi season starts this weekend and is one of the first signs that summer is here. Their "spring" schedule starts next week, but we all know summer is officially here when they start gliding up and down the Red.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 14 May 08, 2.06PM CDT.

May 12, 2008

Green tea


Green tea, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

A close-up of a pot of green tea while waiting for a book launch. Used 37mm filters handheld and a paper napkin to diffuse the flash.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 12 May 08, 6.17PM CDT.

May 11, 2008

No buds on the trees, but...


No buds on the trees, but..., originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Went for a walk in the woods today hoping to take some photos of spring growth. Its been a dry month and all I could find was dead grass and old leaves. Usually there's new buds on the trees, but all I found was this guiness in a tree. Interesting though I would have preferred a bud.

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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 11 May 08, 3.35PM CDT.

May 10, 2008

Sunroof view


Sunroof view, originally uploaded by mdcellphoto.

Almost forgot that I have a sunroof. Its been a cold spring. I like the blue sky through the tinted glass.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 10 May 08, 4.12PM CDT.
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A pink flamingo gives me the eye.

The flamingos are fun to watch at the zoo.
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Uploaded by mdcellphoto on 10 May 08, 1.29AM CDT.

May 1, 2008

About - Mike Deal - Cell Phone - Photojournalist

Mike Deal is a Winnipeg based photographer who has worked at the Winnipeg Free Press since 2001.

This is a collection of photographs that I have made with my cell phone that are emailed to Flickr which has been set up to automatically make a blog post here. The photos are unprocessed (mostly… I may rotate them sometimes because my phone won’t and maybe I might colour correct a photo if I have time and think it worthy) and reflect the situations that I find myself in, whether I’m at work as a photojournalist or out and about away from my professional camera gear.

I am hoping that I will be able to explore life with a 2MP camera phone in a way that will be creative and unusual…